More Productive, Precise, Versatile Fabrication
PythonX SPG doesn’t just propel you ahead of the competition – it can open up opportunities that had been out of reach. More complex parts, bigger projects, shorter lead times all become possible, thanks to world-class innovation:
- 8-Axes of robotic plasma cutting.
- 4-Sided Cutting reaches every profile surface.
- 300 Amp Plasma System cuts up to 3.3″ deep.
- ‘Hands Free’ automatic job setup is fast and error-free.
- Pipe Cutting Option for both straight and bevel cuts up to 16″ OD.*
- FullCircle™ CNC Software controls all aspects of production, plus integrates part detailing, nesting and production efficiency tracking.
|Beam (web height)||4” (100 mm)||44” (1117 mm)|
|Beam (flange height)||4” (100 mm)||17” (430 mm)|
|Channel (height)||3” (76 mm)||18” (457 mm)|
|Channel (width)||1-1/4” (31.75 mm)||5” (127 mm)|
|Angle||2" × 2” (50 x 50 mm)||8" × 8” (203 x 203 mm)|
|HSS||3" × 3” (76 x 76 mm)||24" × 20” (609 x 508 mm)|
|Flat Bar||3-3/8” (85.73 mm)||13.780” (350 mm)|
|Bulb Flat||6.3" × 0.275” (160 x 7 mm)||13.4" × 0.47” (340 x 12 mm)|
|Round Pipe (O.D.)||3" (75 mm)||16" (400 mm)|
Standard Equipment and Features
- Rugged, multi-axis industrial robot (total 7 axes)
- High definition, high power 300 amp plasma system
- 65′ infeed/outfeed conveyors, loads up to 12,000 lbs.
- Air pressure booster system, up to 220 psi
- FullCircle™ 3D nesting/cutting/tracking software suite
- Bolt-quality holes using proprietary software
- Material transfer system (up to 12,000 lbs. max load)
- Pipe cutting/marking system for thick-wall pipe*
- Integrated dust collection system.
PythonX SPG System Layout
Servo motor integrated absolute encoder ensures cut-to-size stock is processed correctly. It detects beam ends – no need to grind beam end and no touch-sensing mechanisms that can fail due to rust, or issue false positives.
High Definition Plasma
PythonX SPG features a high-power 300 amp plasma system. It cuts up to 3.3″ (83.82 mm) thick with automated gas control. It employs a patented technology to achieve near ‘drill-quality’ bolt hole roundness and taper.
Integral Downdraft Venting
A controlled fume extraction system provides maximum efficiency, operator safety and improvement in the shop environment. This optional feature integrates with popular 3rd party dust collection systems.
Integral Pressure Booster
The integral pressure booster allows you to run your compressor normally (100 psi) without effecting your shop air. The AIRPACK comes standard to supply clean, dry, 220+ psi air to the machine. Meets plasma specifications.
Built on a solid frame which reduces vibration for reliable, repeatable processing. The cabinet provides a safe processing environment – interlocking access door, observation windows, spark and noise reduction curtains.
8-Axis Robotic Cell
Industrial robot coupled to a precision gear track provides excellent cutting accuracy. Thru-Arm technology lets the torch travel through the robot arm, improves cable management and the holder will not bend during a collision.
Ergonomic operator station performs control, monitoring and communicates all machine functions. Ships standard with an industrial PC and FullCircle™ software suite to administer batch operations and real-time control.
Up to 65′ (19.8 m) processing capacity, the 48″(1219 mm.) chain-driven solid steel rollers manipulate workpieces up to 44 ‘ (1118 mm.) wide, 750lbs./foot.
We now complete bigger jobs faster using the same people. The PythonX SPG took us to a whole new level . . . from a small ornamental fabricator to second largest structural steel company in Arizona.
We’re light years ahead of where we were. I run the machine for a day, and it takes the welders in the shop three or four days to catch up. Before, it was just the opposite – shop always waited for us.
We wanted to grow our fab capabilities to better assist our customers. We chose the PythonX SPG and PythonX Plate. Being willing to look at future applications and openness to new ideas are what sold us.
FullCircle™ Robotic CNC Software
FullCircle software, standard on PythonX SPG, boosts your productivity, cuts costs, and controls every aspect of production. But it’s much more than a machine control:
- Auto Height Control extends consumable life
- Perform on-the-fly path jogging and editing
- Maintain detailed parts production tracking
- Optimize leads, paths, and plasma settings
- Optimize production efficiency using archived machine statistics
- Share real-time data with plant personnel
It’s four software modules – Builder, Nester, Director and Tracker – are another reason PythonX SPG leads the industry in versatility and performance.
Quickly, easily detail parts from scratch. The part drawing can then be used to auto-program the machine.
Nest structural profiles and complex jobs with ease. Minimizes scrap and material handling.
Confidently produce parts and control all aspects of the production process. Includes automatic height control feature.
Automatically stored machine statistics let you analyze production so you can increase efficiency.
Case Study in Productivity and Versatility
Fabrication Products, Inc. of Vancouver, WA enjoys a loyal customer base, but found themselves ‘stuck’ in reaching their growth goals. They wanted to automate, and in 2017 chose PythonX SPG. As soon as they installed the SPG, they had a major test of its capabilities ready to run.
They had orders for 200 beams needing five 8″ holes cut across the beam – completely through both flanges and the web – at a 15° angle. An 8″ OD pipe is welded into each hole, along with reinforcement plates on the flanges (see slides). They had made these special beams before: each hole took 90 minutes to cut manually, so the cutting portion on one beam was 10+ hours.
Enter PythonX SPG. The detailed drawing for the beam was loaded into FullCircle, the bare beam was loaded on the conveyor and ‘START‘. Result: 5 through holes in 15 minutes. The 200 beams were run in just 50 hours. And the quality was far superior to what Fab Products had been able to produce in the past. As a bonus, PythonX SPG can also cut the cut the 8″ pipe and the reinforcing plate that gets welded to the ’15 minute beam.’ Now that’s versatility.*
* Please discuss your pipe or grating needs with us to confirm PythonX SPG can make the cuts you intend.